For those of you waiting with bated breath to start your schedule scanning for this year’s EDC New York, the set times are here. Whether it’s the main Kinetic Field stage, commercial house-centric Circuit Grounds, Bass Pod, or deep house/techno-focused Neon Gardens that strikes your fancy — the planning for this weekend at Citi Field begins now.
Chicago EDM fans got a little pre-festival season surprise this week. In a piece on Electric Daisy Carnival’s first foray into the Windy City, The Chicago Tribune leaked the festival’s initial lineup, with heavyweights Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Avicii and Above & Beyond slated to headline. The lineup has not been confirmed on the event’s website, but Pasquale Rotella is quoted extensively in the article and no denial has been issued.
Check the full leaked lineup after the break and click here to buy tickets. EDC Chicago will touch down at the Joliet Speedway May 24-26.
Robert Sillerman, entertainment mogul and head of SFX Entertainment, has declared an arms race on EDM enterprises with a billion dollar budget. After purchasing Donnie Disco Presents and the company formerly known as DayGlow, Sillerman has remained relatively quiet — until now. The billionaire has now purchased a large stake in Miami’s The Opium Group, which manages Mansion, SET, Cameo and Mokai Lounge. After acquiring power of a large portion of Miami’s nightlife scene, the rumors continued to surface, and it appears as if Sillerman has just begun an EDM shopping spree.
Last weekend we took an adventure through the darkness in Southern California at Nocturnal Wonderland. Insomniac’s Wonderland series, a growing production due to its popularity, continues this week in the San Francisco Bay Area. Representing the official close of the summer festival circuit, the next Wonderland ventures further north to bring the fanciful world to the inaugural Beyond Wonderland Bay Area.
Because of Insomniac’s unique branded formula of turning fantasy into reality, we expect nothing less from Saturday’s festival. Their trademark theatrical productions, interactive art installations, and a stunning lineup spread over three stages are a welcome reminder of the summer EDM season. While only one day, Insomniac has put together a lineup robust enough to satisfy most fans’ tastes.
Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything!
Insomniac made its first move in New York earlier this year with the inaugural EDC NY, and the massive event company looks to continue its American expansion. We’re hearing from sources familiar with Insomniac’s plans that the company will be bringing its Beyond Wonderland event to the San Francisco Bay Area this September. While this information is (for now) unconfirmed, we’re hearing that the event will touch down in late September, with Saturday the 29th being the most likely date currently being thrown around.
Beyond Wonderland has previously been relegated to San Bernadino, taking place at the NOS Event Center for the past three years, while one event was held in Seattle. Our sources could not pinpoint an exact location for the San Francisco event, but it’s safe to say it will be large. (The most recent installment drew over 45,000 people in March.) We expect to hear more soon, so stay tuned!Posted by
There’s only one more day until the weekend, but the world of dance music never stops. In today’s Best of the Rest, we bring you interesting perspective on the scene from XS’ Jesse Waits, free downloads from Jacques Lu Cont, and new videos from Insomniac Events, Tommy Trash, and Zeds Dead. Oh, and there’s even a new Dirty South podcast too. Keep reading for the goods.
We have incredible news for those residing in Los Angeles. Swedish legend, Eric Prydz, will be playing an Insomniac Event at the Hollywood Palladium on July 14th — he will be joined by Arty and Jeremy Olander. For all those that have worshiped Prydz since hearing “Call On Me,” this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Prydz rarely travels out of Europe and he has not played a show In Los Angeles since 2008. Although he is headlining Identity this summer, the touring festival is not scheduled to make any stops in Los Angeles. So if you live in the area and love EDM, do not miss this show. Tickets go on sale today at 12:00 PST.
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At the end of his first set of on the last day of the inaugural Electric Daisy Carnival New York, Afrojack addressed the crowd of his own JACKED tent: “You know I fucking love you New York,” he said. “[Electric Zoo two years ago is] where it started, and [New York is] where I’m gonna finish it.” Well, after seeing him go on to play another 90+ minute set at the Main Stage, we can all be assured that he doesn’t plan on finishing it any time soon.
Like he did at last year’s UMF, Afrojack had a highly anticipated, if not a little controversial, double header to end the festival. In true Afrojack fashion, he brought his usual rowdy, happy go lucky, larger than life self to both of his sets, emanating an energy that makes almost anything he plays sound good.
Sebastian Ingrosso showed us his true self when he came to New York back in April, but seeing him again in an environment like Electric Daisy Carnival was something different altogether. The two story confines of Roseland Ballroom seem minuscule in retrospect after seeing Seb tear up EDC’s main stage, also known as the Kinetic Field. He played new bootlegs, old bootlegs, new tracks and old, and the 90-minute set was ignited by the constant pyrotechnics. Keep reading for a full recap of one of the best sets of the day.